Paula Wise is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety in their lives which has led to the creation of embodiment workshops for a variety of groups including musicians and therapists. Paula works from a mind/body integrative and holistic perspective. If the mind, body and spirit work in harmony, there is a sense of well being, connection, purpose and inspiration. Her passion is the journey back to the authentic self - free, embodied and vibrant.


Performance Wellness
Creativity and Spirit Work
Meditation/Body Practices


Body Centered Psychotherapy
Expressive Arts Exploration
Humanistic/Existential Approaches
 Mindfulness & Buddhist Philosophy


Individual psychotherapy
Performance Coaching
Skype Sessions


I am able to look back on this time and stand in awe of the amazing people who touched my family's life in heroic ways this last year and a half and I count you among the heroes. With heartfelt gratitude.
Teacher, Vancouver, BC

Fantastic synthesis of musician and counsellor!
Working with Paula gave me confidence. She helped release tension and free myself up emotionally. Paula knows how to zero in on exactly what to work on. I left the session inspired and full of ideas about how to approach my pieces.

Professional Freelance Musician, Vancouver, BC

I truly believe in the transformative work you do.
Yoga teacher, Vancouver, BC

Deep felt gratitude for who you are and what gifts you have to offer. I can honestly say that I learn something important and valuable about myself each time we sit down. So, thank you.
Client, Vancouver, BC

I often reflect on the work that we did together (actually very often) and that continues to be a source of strength and clarity for me.
Artist, Montreal, Quebec

Paula’s help not only made me a better performer but had an impact in my daily life as well.  I constantly use the relaxation techniques I have learned from her.   I am also more serene with life challenges of all kinds.  My stress level is much lower.  At last, I have rediscovered my love for practicing and performing, and my passion for music.  Without Paula’s help, I doubt I would have achieved my goals as a musician.  I am eternally grateful for her guidance, as it made me not only a better musician, but a better person. 
Pianist, Vancouver, BC

Thank you for your wisdom, gentleness, openness, warmth and insight. Our session together was really illuminating! 
Singer, Vancouver, BC

Your heart and your amazing healing work is so deeply appreciated. I am thankful I can refer people to you.
Client, Vancouver, BC

I wanted you to know that the students LOVED LOVED LOVED your class. Many came up to me in the hallway to tell me how much it meant, how special it was, and so on…… Keep doing that magic that you do so well, filling young artists' hearts with light, and even changing some destinies.

Prof UBC, Vancouver, BC